AS IT HAPPENED: Mathunjwa calls for electoral system amendment

2017-08-16 09:31

The leader of Amcu Joseph Mathunjwa has called for the amendment of the electoral system to allow the country to elect a president instead of political parties during the commemoration of the Marikana massacre in the North West.

Follow News24 journalists Lerato Sejake and Iavan Pijoos live from the commemoration

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They are now praying 

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They are now reading the names of those who were killed in 2012 

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Lonmin CEO Bennetor Magara is in the audience 

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He adds that we need a new education system - one that "liberates" the minds of Africans 

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He says Cosatu is a grave

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Mthunjwa says there should be two political parties, namely Democrats and Labour Parties. He says the other parties must just look for employment 

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He also proposes that there need to be amendments to the electoral system. He says the country needs to elect its president, not political parties 

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Mathunjwa says the Constitution doesn't bring food on the table. He says it protects oppressors  

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The Amcu leader says five years after the massacre, no one has been punished for it

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Mathunjwa announces a trust-fund established for the victims of the massacre 

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He says in a capitalist system, workers live under "slave salaries" 

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Mathunjwa says denotatively, the 2012 Marikana killings qualify as a massacre. He says the incident is no different to what happened in Sharpeville in 1960

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Mathunjwa says the Africa's economy must be returned 

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Siphokazi Maraqana sings struggle song "Senzenina" as Mathunjwa takes to the stage

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A young woman renders a poem about Mathunjwa. She says "Ahh Gwebindlala" 

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EFF leader Julius Malema, Mpofu and Mathunjwa hold hands as they enjoy a gospel song

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An imbongi heap praises on Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa

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Attendants of the memorial service are now entertained with music 

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Amcu announces that it has built a house for the late Marikana strike leader Mgcineni "Mambush" Noki 

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Mpofu slams the government's promises of compensation payment as "lies"

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Mpofu says there has been no justice, nor has compensation been paid

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Dali Mpofu takes the stand

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Lonmin CEO Ben Magara says AMCU is now majority union at Lonmin, children's education paid for by the company

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Grief still visible on the faces of survivors and families after five years

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